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Hominin Dispersal and Settlement East of the Huxley's Line: The role of sea level changes, island size, and subsistence behaviour

O'Connor, Susan; Louys, Julien; Kealy, Shimona; Samper Carro, Sofia Cristina


The thousands of islands east of Huxley’s Line have never formed a single land mass or been connected to Sunda or Sahul. The earliest records of hominins in this area are stone tools recovered from Pleistocene deposits on Flores and Sulawesi. Subsistence by these hominins as well as the later subsistence patterns exhibited by Homo floresiensis suggest that exploitation of marine resources was, at best, rare and opportunistic. Likewise, the fragmentary hominin remains recovered from Late...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Current Anthropology
DOI: 10.1086/694252
Access Rights: Open Access


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